Games for Health: 2012 Keynote: A Crash Course in Getting SuperBetter

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Games can increase four kinds of resilience: Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Social. With increased resilience, we can bounce back faster from injury or illness, and experience greater well-being and life satisfaction.

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Games for Health: 2012 Keynote: A Crash Course in Getting SuperBetter

  1. 1. Download the free iPhoneA crash course in getting preview now so we can play together during this talk!
  2. 2. •  Free web-based platform•  35,000 registered playersin 3 months•  iPhone app launches thismonth!
  3. 3. •  UC Berkeley, Greater GoodScience Center•  Stanford University, CCARE& School of Medicine•  Penn, Positive PsychologyCenter•  Ohio State University,Medical Research Center
  4. 4. Dacher Kelter, PhD Christine Carter, PhD Jim Doty, MDUC Berkeley UC Berkeley Stanford
  5. 5. Kelly McGonigal, Ann Marie-Roepke, Lise Worthen-PhD, Stanford PhD Cand., U Penn Chauduri, MS, OSU
  6. 6. •  Builds personal resilience•  Boosts physical, mentaland emotional well-being•  Strengthens your socialsupport system
  7. 7. SHOW ME THE SCIENCE!!!
  8. 8. My mission:Increase the lifespan of everyone in this room by 7 ½ minutes
  9. 9. I have math! 78.1 + 10 = 88.1 10 / 78.1 = +0.128040973 0.128040973 x 365 = +46.734955146.7349551 x 24 x 60 = +67298.3353 67 298.3353 / 365 = +184.379001 184.379001 / 24 = +7.68245837
  10. 10. YOUR mission:Decide how to spend your extra 7 ½ minutes!
  11. 11. Duh! Spend it playing games! Duh! Spend itplaying games!
  12. 12. “On your deathbed, are you really going to wishyou spent more time playing World of Warcraft?”
  13. 13. “On your deathbed, are you really going to wish you spent more time playing Angry Birds?”
  14. 14. “I hate games. Waste of life. Imagine getting tothe end of your life and regretting all that time.”
  15. 15. … it turns out,there’s research on this!
  16. 16. “1. I wish Ihadn’t worked so hard.”
  17. 17. “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
  18. 18. “I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends.”
  19. 19. “I wish I had let myself be happier.”
  20. 20. “I wish I’d had the courage to express my true self.”
  21. 21. “I wish I’d led a life true to my dreams, and not what others expected of me.”
  22. 22. WHY IS THIS SO HARD?1.  Work less2.  Reach out to friends more often3.  Do the things that make us happy4.  Express our true selves5.  Spend the time and effort to pursue our dreams, instead of what others expect of us
  23. 23. WHY IS THIS SO HARD?1.  Work less (and exercise more!)2.  Reach out to friends more often3.  Do the things that make us happy4.  Be honest and open about health challenges we’re facing5.  Spend the time and effort to pursue our health
  24. 24. Everything is hard. ! The iron fist ispushing•  What I wrote at the time against my thoughts.! My whole brain feels vacuum pressurized. !If I cant think who am I?!
  25. 25. No reading No writing No videogamesNo work or email No running No alcohol No caffeine
  26. 26. NO REASON TO LIVE.
  27. 27. “I’m either going to kill myself, or I’m going to turn this into a game.”
  28. 28. I felt like I’d survived a trip to the underworld.
  29. 29. Post-traumatic growth
  30. 30. 1.  My priorities have changed – I’m not afraid to do what makes me happy.2.  I feel closer to my friends and family.3.  I understand myself better, I know who I really am now.4.  I have a new sense of meaning and purpose.5.  I’m better able to focus on my goals and dreams.
  31. 31. Post-ecstatic… growth
  32. 32. It requires Courage + Agency + Time
  33. 33. Courage, Agency, Time
  34. 34. It requires Courage
  35. 35. Let’s play!
  36. 36. Make your hands into fists.Stand up and Raise them over take 3 steps.     your head as high as you can for 5 seconds.    
  37. 37. Count Snap your backwardsfingers exactly from 100 by 7. 50 times.     (100, 93…)    
  38. 38. If you’re inside, Do a quick find a window YouTube orand look out of it. Google imageIf you’re outside, search for “baby find a window [your favorite and look in.   animal].”  
  39. 39. PHOTOS  COURTESY  OF  SHUTTERSTOCK  
  40. 40. Send someone a Shake quick thank yousomeone’s by text, email,hand for 6 Facebook or seconds.   Twitter.  
  41. 41. CONGRATULATIONS! For the next 24 hours, you have increased resilience. Do something hard. Stay up late.Reach out to someone interesting. Take a risk.
  42. 42. Resilience Score
  43. 43. PowerPacks
  44. 44. It requires Agency
  45. 45. BEHAVIORAL:Better chemotherapyadherencePSYCHOLOGICAL:Higher rates of self-efficacy
  46. 46. The pursuit of happiness
  47. 47. The happiness of pursuit
  48. 48. Power Ups
  49. 49. “What worked for me: Going to SuperBetter when I felt like I neededhelp, finding things to do, new power- ups, and doing them. Even if it didntchange anything it made me feel like Iwas actually doing something about it. It took away that sense of powerlessness.”
  50. 50. BadGuys
  51. 51. “ThePower to QuitAnything”
  52. 52. “Battle Royale” (Post-Concussion)
  53. 53. “For the first time I was able to have an evening where I was very depressed but able to know that it would get better. Able to get out of the ""all-or- nothing"" thinking. Just because you lost to a bad guy today, you could win against it tomorrow."
  54. 54. EpicWins
  55. 55. Epic wins Challenge: Losing WeightWin: Eat right 7 days in a row
  56. 56. Epic wins Challenge: Reducing stressWin: Meditate 10 times by Friday
  57. 57. Epic wins Challenge: Sleep betterWin: Sleep without my iPod for an entire week
  58. 58. Epic wins Challenge: AsthmaWin: Go 6 days without using my inhaler
  59. 59. Epic winsChallenge: Chronic headachesWin: Wake up one single day without a headache!
  60. 60. Epic wins Challenge: AnxietyWin: Have one really good night
  61. 61. Epic wins Challenge: DepressionWin: Not be bored for 24 hours
  62. 62. Epic wins Challenge: Back painWin: Go to theater with my kids
  63. 63. Epic wins Challenge: Mood swingsWin: Attend an “intro to yoga” class
  64. 64. It requires Time
  65. 65. “I’ve played SuperBetter every day for 3 weeks now. The main thing for me isplaying SuperBetter means I am making sure I spend at least 15 minutes a day taking care of myself.”
  66. 66. Allies
  67. 67. “SuperBetter allows you to spend time beyond therapy (1 hour a week) - you can play it any time and any where. Ithelps you work on problems whenever they happen. Helps you involve yourfriends (you cant do that with therapy!)”
  68. 68. “SuperBetter added a level ofaccountability I haven’t had before. I’m accountable to my allies now.”
  69. 69. “We talk in SuperBetter-ese. “That couldhave been an epic win.’ ‘You should add that as a power up.’ It’s become integrated into our vocabulary.”“We can talk about stuff more, because now I have words to put to goals he has.”
  70. 70. “My sister saw my success because shewas my ally. Now she has her own site.”
  71. 71. “I wish I’d led a life true to my dreams, and not what others expected of me.”
  72. 72. What makes it ?
  73. 73. Stories
  74. 74. WHY IS THIS SO HARD?1.  Work less2.  Reach out to friends more often3.  Do the things that make us happy4.  Express our true selves5.  Spend the time and effort to pursue our dreams, instead of what others expect of us
  75. 75. WHY IS THIS SO HARD?1.  Work less (and exercise more!)2.  Reach out to friends more often3.  Do the things that make us happy4.  Be honest and open about health challenges we’re facing5.  Spend the time and effort to pursue our health
  76. 76. Courage, Agency, Time
  77. 77. Some of us have to survive this trip…
  78. 78. … some of choose our own adventure.
  79. 79. My mission:Increase the lifespan of everyone in this room by 7 ½ minutes
  80. 80. So how will you spend your extra 7 ½ minutes today?
  81. 81. Jane McGonigal, PhDChief Creative Officer,SuperBetter Labsjane@superbetter.comShowMeTheScience.com
  82. 82. What I’m Playing
  83. 83. What I’m Playing
  84. 84. What I’m Playing

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